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The Government Accountability Office recommended the Department of Homeland Security consider stripping a $210 million contract from a major contractor, delivering a blow to the private company that carries out most background security checks for the U.S. government.
A political backlash is rising in Texas, one of the states that most aggressively encouraged toll-road construction, as residents realize that many major urban freeways are increasingly no longer free.
A genetic trait protects many women of Latin American descent from breast cancer, researchers said, a finding that may lead to more effective genetic testing for women at risk.
Prosecutors in Indiana on Monday filed a murder charge against a man who police said led them to the bodies of six women after his arrest in connection with a seventh death over the weekend.
A top federal housing regulator in a speech Monday said Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and lenders had reached an agreement in principle that could expand access to mortgages for many Americans.
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on felony ethics charges, accused of using his public offices for personal gain.
The world had little interest in Ebola in 1997, when cell biologist Nancy J. Sullivan took up her work. Today, Dr. Sullivan would likely be at the center of any potential answer to the world’s severest Ebola outbreak.
The Fed is likely to end its bond-buying program this month even as market volatility and uncertainties about the global economy have rattled investors and led to some mixed messages from central-bank officials.
Democrats, worried as polls show their chances of retaining control of the Senate dwindling, are plowing money into long-shot races in unexpected states.
The Outlook: Transmitted through bodily fluids, Ebola isn’t nearly as contagious as airborne diseases such as influenza. But its spread has produced real risks of economic contagion.
The U.S. announced Sunday an expansion of its airstrikes in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq.
The U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the embattled city of Kobani, U.S. officials said.